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SecondStory Rep Summer Teen Production: Into the Woods

The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Into the Woods runs July 24-August 2, 2015.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm

1,2,3 - ACT!
Saturdays, September 19 - December 12, 2015
Arts for Hearts studio is continuing their partnership with SecondStory Repertory to create a unique experience for the Russian-speaking families of the Eastside. Each Saturday families will get together to read a story, dramatize it, and play it out with young children in the Russian language, using elements of costumes, stage sets, and music. To ensure the best learning experience we encourage the parents of the children to participate fully and be the models for their kids in the class.

At this time, both classes are in Russian only.
10:00am-11:00am for ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2
Taught by Nelya Galiakbarova of AFH
11:15am-12:15pm for ages 6 and up
Taught by Nelya Galiakbarova of AFH

Performance: the last lesson of the semester will be in the form of an open house. No formal performance will be scheduled for these groups.

Tuition: $195. To register, please call 425.881.6777 Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-6pm

Classes will be held at the SecondStory Hideaway: 7425 166th AVE NE Ste 245, Redmond WA 98052


Nelya Galiakbarova was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She graduated from Chelyabinsk Academy of Art as an actress and certified Teacher / Director of Children's Theatrical Productions. Later she moved to Moscow and finished her postgraduate study at the Russian Academy of Theater Arts (GITIS) as a stage speech specialist. Then, she kept working there as the stage speech specialist at the actors faculty. She also acted at television shows, recorded audio books, created voice over for audio and video commercials. Since 2011 Nelya has lived in the greater Seattle area with her husband and two children. Here in the US she worked at the Russian's Cool! school (Federal Way) where she taught Voice and Speech Classes for young children. In 2013 Nelya partnered up with Arts for Hearts, Inc., where she directed plays and worked with young and adult amateur actors as a voice coach. In the production of "Russian Rapunzel" at the SecondStory Repertory Nelya was involved both as an actress and a stage speech specialist. Nelya is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with SSR and share her passion for theater with the community.


Age 16+

Internship positions are available for high school and college students, and recent graduates.

All internships are unpaid, and can count towards community service hours. Production Interns will be assigned to act as assistants on Mainstage, TYA, or Summer Workshop production teams.

 Areas of study include:


 Stage Management

Lighting Design & Electrics

Costume Design & Construction

Scenic Design & Technical Direction

Arts Administration

Marketing & Public Relations





Please email for more information.


SecondStory Repertory’s mission is to entertain, educate, and enlighten the diverse communities of artists and audiences on Seattle’s Eastside.


7325 166th AVE NE Suite F250, Redmond, WA 98052

Box Office Hours: Tues-Sat 2pm-6pm
(and two hours prior to every performance)